Saka hails Odegaard as a leader on and off the pitch after Arsenal’s win over Newcastle.
Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has heaped praise on his captain Martin Odegaard. After he played a key role in the Premier League win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park . this evening
The Gunners need three points in this game to stifle leaders Manchester City to one point, while the hosts will need a win to secure a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League.
However, it was Arsenal who did a better job by beating Newcastle 2-0 thanks to a goal from captain Martin Odegaard in the 14th minute and another from the goal. A Fabian Cher own goal in the 74th minute helped them maintain their distance with Pep Guardiola’s men.
After the game, Saka, who was in good form here, spoke about the game and praised the Norway international for his role in helping the team come back to victory in the last two games after a winless run. 4 previous games
“He’s an incredible leader, he’s been like that all season. He has shown everyone to be a role model both on and off the field. And hopefully we can keep this pattern going forever.”
“It was a very intense game, we gave everything from the first minute to the 96th minute because it was the thing to do. Newcastle were in great form. especially playing at home I am very proud to come here and be able to beat them,” Saka said.